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Monday, 13 June 2016

Aamras Recipe


Aamras is a delicious sweet mango treat , popular in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Basically it is a pulp or puree of a ripe mango which is usually flavoured with Saffron and Cardamom. Aamras is usually consumed with hot Pooris or chapati. In many parts of Maharashtra, Puran Poli and Aamras are served together during summers as a part of festive meals . 

Traditionally , the pulp of ripe mango is extracted by hand and it is further flavored with Cardamom and Saffron. Milk may also be added to enhance the flavors or to thin down the consistency. Ghee is generally added to the Aamras while serving. To give the aamras a traditional Gujrati flavor, we can add saunt powder ( dry Ginger powder)and ghee to the mango puree. Apart from being a part of festive meal during Summers, chilled Aamras can also be had by itself as a dessert and as a fasting food ( Food for Vrat ). Though Aamras can be made from any variety of Mangoes, Alphonso or Kesar gives good taste and color to the Aamras. Sugar may also be added if the mangoes are sour. 

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 large or 4 small mangoes of your choice approx 500 grams ( I have used Alphonso )
  • 1-2  tbsp warm milk
  • Few strands of Saffron
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Sugar as per taste 

Method:
  1. Select ripe mangoes for this recipe. Rinse the mangoes and pat dry. Peel and roughly chop the mangoes and discard the stone. Add Saffron strands to 2 tbsp warm milk and keep aside for 10 minutes.

    2.   Transfer the mango pieces into the grinder jar along with sugar if added, and blend to a smooth puree. Strain the mango puree to ensure there are no lumps of pulp.



  3.   Add the saffron milk and Cardamom powder to the strained mango puree. Give a quick stir .


  4. Delicious and Flvorful Aamras is ready !! Refrigerate until serving time. Add Ghee to the aamras to make it more flavorful. Serve the chilled Aamras as it is or with hot pooris and enjoy with your loved ones !!


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1 comment :

  1. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes

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